How long do VCI bags last?

How long do VCI bags last?

between 5 and 20 years
The VCI anti-corrosion chemistry can last between 5 and 20 years depending on how often the bag is open and closed. Opening the bag a few times within a month can yield at least 5 years, while opening it less frequently (a few times a year or less) can yield up to 20 years of protection.

Is VCI paper safe?

When applied in protective packaging products – paper, shrink wrap, paint coatings, desiccants, etc. – VCI compound concentrations typically do not contain a high enough dosage to cause serious harm.

Are VCI bags reusable?

Zerust®/Excor® VCI film and bags can be reused if they are dry, clean, and undamaged. Small holes in the VCI film material can be sealed with adhesive tape.

What does VCI paper do?

VCI Paper, or Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor, paper emits molecules that settle on metal surfaces and form an invisible layer that protects from corrosion. It protects by interrupting the electrochemical corrosion process caused by moisture, oxygen and contaminants in the atmosphere.

What does VCI bag stand for?

Volatile Corrosive Inhibitor Bags
VCI, or Volatile Corrosive Inhibitor Bags, are a versatile and often misunderstood type of protective packaging that can safely prevent corrosion. This basically means that they will prevent any rust or corrosive damage to your valuable metal materials while they are wrapped or stored in the VCI bags.

Is VCI toxic?

It’s not toxic like older, nitrite- and amine-based VCIs. With BioCor, you can protect both your product and your people. It’s available in several different formats, including bubble film, bags, and stretch wrap.

What does VCI stand for?


Acronym Definition
VCI Virtual-Circuit Identifier
VCI Vascular Cognitive Impairment
VCI Verbal Comprehension Index
VCI Virtual Component Interface

What is VCI resin?

Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor or VCI is a proprietary chemical formulation that is concentrated in pellet form in a polyolefin base resin that is blended & manufactured with durable Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and/or Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) resins to make Victory’s VCI Rust Prevention Packaging.

What is VCI protection?

VCI is the generic term for “volatile corrosion inhibitor,” “vapor corrosion inhibitor,” or “Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor,” a revolutionary technology that simplifies corrosion protection and is ideal for keeping enclosed void spaces (e.g., packages, equipment internals, or structural metal cavities) rust-free.

How does VCI film work?

How does VCI work? VCI molecules attach themselves to a metal surface to form an invisible, thin film, possibly only a few molecules or even one molecule thick, to protect metal from attack. ARMOR VCI products can work for several years to prevent corrosion from occurring on the metal surface.

What is VCI packaging?

VCI stands for Volatile Chemical Inhibitors, these are high tech chemicals that are volatile in nature and they constantly vaporize and protect the metals from corrosion. Why do you need VCI Packaging? This type of packaging is used to protect against corrosion.

What is VCI coating?

Volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) are organic materials that protect metals against corrosion by emitting vapors. Many VCI coatings also contain other corrosion inhibitors to enforce the cor- rosion-resistance process.

What is the shelf life of VCI film?

4) Long shelf and service life. Product life can vary between manufacturers, but typically VCI film can be stored in its original airtight packaging for up to three years. When properly applied, it will provide corrosion protection for many years to clean and dry metals.

What do you need to know about VCI paper?

Corrosion inhibiting VCI paper and poly laminated VCI paper offer corrosion protection for metal parts in shipping and storage. Zerust® ICT®400 Series: VCI Paper Packaging Zerust® carries and produces a wide range of corrosion inhibiting films, kraft papers, VCI bags, and VCI sheeting technologies.

Which is better, VCI paper or poly film?

1) VCI Poly film provides a superior moisture barrier compared to VCI Paper. Poly film lowers the water vapor transmission rate of the packaging and prevents even normal levels of moisture from seeping through the package and causing corrosion. 2) VCI Poly offers ease of use.

What kind of VCI does EXCOR crepe paper use?

Zerust®/Excor® Crepe Paper is a high-quality kraft paper that is saturated on both sides with proven Zerust® corrosion inhibitors. The product integrates packaging materials with powerful Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) for ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, and multimetal parts.